December 12, 2002

Horizon League Announces Academic All-League Teams

Dec. 12, 2002

Indianapolis, Ind.-The Horizon League capped off another successful fall sports season with the announcement of its 2002 Fall Academic All-League Team.

Overall, 42 student-athletes, including 20 returnees from the 2001 squad, were selected: men's cross country (7), women's cross country (7), men's soccer (11), women's soccer (11) and volleyball (6). Nine of those members are also making their third consecutive appearance on the team. As proof of their dedication to the Horizon League platforms of success on the field and in the classroom, 24 of the selections also earned All-League honors earlier this year. The individual champions or Athlete of the Year selections from each of the respective sports were among the honorees.

Butler led all Horizon League members with nine selections. UW-Green Bay (7), Loyola (6), Detroit (5) and UW-Milwaukee (5) also landed at least five honorees followed by Cleveland State (4), UIC (3), Youngstown State (2) and Wright State (1).

The Fall Academic All-League Teams are selected by the Horizon League Sports Information Directors and Faculty Athletic Representatives. Nominees must meet the following criteria: 1) a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better on a 4.00 scale; 2) have completed at least three semesters at the same institution; and 3) be a starter or significant contributor in a league-sponsored sport. The team is comprised of the same number of First Team All-Horizon League student-athletes in each sport. Ties are not broken.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

The men's cross country team features five repeat members. Butler's Brad Bennett and Brian Dunn, Loyola's Michael Eaton and Youngstown State's Will Edwards return from last year's squad. UIC's Danny Smith earned Academic All-League honors in 1999. Butler All-American Mark Tucker, who captured the individual title at this year's Horizon League Championship, and UW-Green Bay's Seth Bodden complete the team.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

Butler's Melissa Vogley, Loyola's Kristyne McGuinn and UW-Green Bay's Sarah Wiinimaki headline the women's cross country team as three-time selections. Detroit's Kim Hemstreet, the 2002 Horizon League individual champion, is another repeat member. Butler's Amber Gascoigne, Loyola's Colleen Bolin-Newhart and Youngstown State's Emily Schnitkey round out the team.

MEN'S SOCCER

The men's soccer team also has its share of three-time members in Butler's Michael Mariscalco and Detroit's Aaron Byrd. Cleveland State's Matt Milcetich, UW-Green Bay's Orin Kipp and UW-Milwaukee's Chris Dadaian join Mariscalco and Byrd as repeat selections. UW-Milwaukee's Antou Jallow, the 2002 Horizon League Athlete of the Year, Butler's Andrew Pancio, Cleveland State's O.C. Haugen and Joachim Walker, Detroit's Ablaye Camara and UIC's Bruno Rasich complete the team.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Four three-time selections highlight the women's soccer team: Butler's Amy Morrison, the 2002 Horizon League Athlete of the Year, and Kristen Drogell, UW-Green Bay's Anne Rowe and Wright State's Amy Franks. Detroit's Allison Dube and Tanya Tiselj, Loyola's Heather Joseph and Michelle Taylon, UW-Green Bay's Angie Baratto and UW-Milwaukee's Mary Duffy and Lisa Bengtsson also made the team.

VOLLEYBALL

UIC's Gina Caneva and UW-Green Bay's Krista Olearnick, the 2002 Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year, and Janelle Tomlinson find their paths crossing again. In addition to making a repeat appearance on the volleyball team, the trio was also honored earlier this year on the Verizon Academic All-District V Team. Tomlinson also has a common bond with Cleveland State's Jamie Bouyer, Loyola's Shari Davis and UW-Milwaukee's Tari Boutin, the 2002 Horizon League Player of the Year. All four of them are members on this year's All-League Team.

2002 HORIZON LEAGUE FALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

Brad Bennett, Butler, SR, Finance Brian Dunn, Butler, JR, English Writing Mark Tucker, Butler, SR, Education Effective Teaching Danny Smith, UIC, SR, Secondary Education/Teaching of English Michael Eaton, Loyola, SR, Fine Arts Seth Bodden, UW-Green Bay, SO, Environmental Science Will Edwards, Youngstown State, SR, Criminal Justice

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

Amber Gascoigne, Butler, SR, Education Effective Teaching Melissa Vogley, Butler, SR, Accounting Kim Hemstreet, Detroit, SO, Social Sciences and History Colleen Bolin-Newhart, Loyola, SR, Social Work Kristyne McGuinn, Loyola, SR, English/Psychology Sarah Wiinimaki, UW-Green Bay, SR, Psychology/Secondary Education Emily Schnitkey, Youngstown State, SO, Nutrition

MEN'S SOCCER

Michael Mariscalco, Butler, SR, Biology/Pre-Medicine Andrew Pancio, Butler, SO, Finance O.C. Haugen, Cleveland State, SR, Economics Matt Milcetich, Cleveland State, SR, Mechanical Engineering Joachim Walker, Cleveland State, SR, Liberal Studies Aaron Byrd, Detroit, SR, Business Ablaye Camara, Detroit, SO, Social Sciences and History Bruno Rasich, UIC, SR, Biology Orin Kipp, UW-Green Bay, SO, Human Biology Chris Dadaian, UW-Milwaukee, SR, Finance and Accounting Antou Jallow, UW-Milwaukee, SO, Informations Management

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Amy Morrison, Butler, SR, Physician's Assistant Kristen Drogell, Butler, SR, Biology Allison Dube, Detroit, SO, Psychology Tanya Tiselj, Detroit, SR, Nursing Heather Joseph, Loyola, SO, Social Work Michelle Taylon, Loyola, JR, Marketing/International Business Anne Rowe, UW-Green Bay, SR, English/Communication Processes Angie Baratto, UW-Green Bay, JR, Computer Science Mary Duffy, UW-Milwaukee, SR, Education Lisa Bengtsson, UW-Milwaukee, JR, Atmospheric Science Amy Franks, Wright State, SR, Nursing

VOLLEYBALL

Jamie Bouyer, Cleveland State, SO, Sports Management Gina Caneva, UIC, SR, Teaching of English Shari Davis, Loyola, SR, Marketing Krista Olearnick, UW-Green Bay, SR, Psychology/Secondary Education Janelle Tomlinson, UW-Green Bay, JR, Human Biology Tari Boutin, UW-Milwaukee, SR, Art